The Manufactories, Storage And Import Of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989

These rules may be called the Manufacture, Storage and import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989.

They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

In these rules, unless he context otherwise requires.-

(a) “Act” means the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986);

(b) “Authority” means an authority mentioned in Column 2 of Schedule 5;

(c) “export” with its grammatical variations and cognate expression, means taking out of India to a place outside India;

(d) “exporter” means any person under the jurisdiction of the exporting country and includes the exporting country who exports hazardous chemical;

(e) “hazardous chemical” means-

(i) any chemical which satisfies any of the criteria laid down in Part I of Schedule I and is listed in Column 2 of Part II of this Schedule;

(ii)any chemical listed in Column 2 of Schedule 2;

(iii) any chemical listed in Column 2 of Schedule 3;

(f) “import” with its grammatical variations and cognate expression, means bringing into India from a place outside India;

(g) “importer” means an occupier or any person who imports hazardous chemicals;

(h) “industrial activity” means-

(i) an operation of process carried out in an industrial installation referred to in Schedule 4 involving or likely to involve one or more or hazardous chemicals and includes on-site storage or on-site transport which is associated with that operation or process, as the case may be; or

(ii) isolated storage; or

(iii) pipeline;

(i) “isolated storage” means storage of a hazardous chemical, other than storage associated with an installation on the same site specified in Schedule 4 where that storage involves atleast the quantities of that chemical set out in Schedule 2;

(j)”major accident” means an occurrence including any particular major emission, fire or explosion involving one or more hazardous chemicals and resulting from uncontrolled developments in the course of an industrial activity or due to natural events leading to serious effects both immediate or delayed, inside or outside the installation likely to cause substantial loss of life and property including adverse effects on the environments;

(k) “pipeline” means a pipe (together with any apparatus and works associated therewith) or system of pipes (together with any apparatus and work associated therewith) for the conveyance of a hazardous chemical other than a flammable gas as set out in Column 2 of Part II of Schedule 3 at a pressure of less than 8 bars absolute: the pipeline also includes inter-state pipe

(l) “Schedule” means Schedule appended to these rules;

(m) “site” means any location where hazardous chemicals are manufactured or processed, stored, handled, used, disposed of and includes the whole of an area under the control of an occupier and includes pier, jetty or similar structure whether floating or not;

(n) “Threshold quantity” means,-

(i) in the case of a hazardous chemical specified in Column 2 of Schedule 2, the quantity of that chemical specified in the corresponding entry in Columns 3 & 4;

(ii) in the case of hazardous chemical specified in Column 2 of Part I of Schedule 3, the quantity of that chemical specified in the corresponding entry in Columns 3 & 4 of that part;

(iii) in the case of substances of a class specified in Column 2 of Part 11 of Schedule 3, the total quantity of all substances of that class specified in the corresponding entry in Column 3 & 4 of that part

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